I am a fuzz addict and love all of them, fuzzrite, bosstone and Fuzz face.
Wile I love the fuzz face to be standard, I always like to remove the clipping diodes from bosstones, or put them on a switch; It turns the effect in a rootsy and spitty boost/overdrive.
The clean up factor gets also a...
Well I mostly use delay and One or two gain pedals.
I got different and more "creative" effects, but I don't use them a lot and they are not on my Daily pedalboard.
I also got a "noise" dedicated pedalboard, with two drives, one fuzz, multifx, ringmod and wha... But It gets used quite rarely...
The Guitar Is really a beauty, last week I couldn't resist and tried one in a shop.
I think the pickup Is bland, nothing bad but also not that good... Left the shop without the guitar and no regrets... Maybe I would think about a used one for 200 euros... not full price. But the binding Is gorgeous.
My tele's control plate is reversed, but I also swapped the two pots and rereversed the switch.
If you just flip the plate, volume would be between the tone and the switch, wich would work in reverse... naaa
I got the boss cs3, and really like it for clean, only cleans.
Then I have a joyo compressor, it's green and it's a copy of a dynacomp (I think) with a blend pot. It's more subtle compared to the boss, I use it only with a fuzz face before, and really like the combo.
Anyway It is really cheap...
Apart from vintage gear, choices are pretty limited: I had a look at Thomann yesterday and, apart from some cheap Harley Benton products, you are limited to Quilter, Orange and Roland Blues Cubes; all other amps have some sort of modeling preamps.
And it's FULL of tube combos and heads :-)...
Interesting post; I will keep an eye on It.
I recently bought a, really cheap, Roland dac 15; It Is a single Channel amp and has a very nice Roland clean but, with his strange array of gain controls (gain - volume - master volume), I am able to get great and dynamic crunch sounds. It gets a...
If you don't need clean and have a little PA in the club, I think you will have a lot of fun.
I rehearsed and even gigged with a vht special 6 head and a 1x12 Cab for some time.
In the end I settled on a DIY 15 watt 1x12 combo, and thinkin about 25/30 Watts, to get more clean volume and...
It seems that you find the answer, and I agree: beside scale lengt and strings gauge, action and neck relief can change a lot the overall feel. And strings of course contribute too.
It's all about finding the right spot... on every guitar.
Hey sorry, I didn't notice your replay.
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The more I use it the more I dig the preamp, you can get lot of shades of gain (but not metal) and still a lot of dynamics from picking and volume variations.
I put on a warehouse gc8, the eq now works better (the...
I really missed a guild superstrat with Floyd rose, thank you. :-)
About the Surfliner... It's not too bad, I see also some firebird elements that I like.
I bet that, if you bang the strings behind the bridge, you will get some vibrato; and lot of other noisy effects.
Hey giogolf, I didn't see your question about the tone control behaviour.
The classic Champ single tone control Is more effective at lower volumes. But It helps cutting excess of treble at high volumes.
It may be limited, but It eats Just a little gain from the preamp; a full TMB tone network...
I Just love delay threads... well, of course I am a delay junkie.
The ad9 Is one of my favourite delays. Warm but not too muddy, analog HiFi from Japan, It has to be right.
But I got many (also a couple totally DIY): mooer Ana Echo - great sounding, cheap and analog (more "grit" compared to...